Saffron Walden.

Jim Phillips jim.phillipse9ox at
Thu Mar 30 11:46:51 BST 2006

Lawrence Greenhall wrote:-

"Essex: The Church Bells of Essex, their founders,
inscriptions,traditions and uses, by the Rev. Cecil Deedes
and H.B. Walters (1909)."

Thanks for the information.  However the book would not
cover the period in which I was interested.  I wanted to
know why the 4 new trebles of 1914 to augment Saffron
Walden to twelve were recast in 1928.  These trebles were
clearly tonally unsatisfactory in some way which has been
pointed out.  The 1928 recast bells were put back on the
Bowell's 'RSJ' type of headstock which, although primitive
in appearance, was a good stock and which could be
thoroughly painted quite unlike the 'modern' tubular steel
stock which rust from the inside where the rust cannot
cannot be seen.  Has there been any incidence of these
tubular steel stocks collapsing due to internal rusting?  


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